Douglas Sciorra: What Is Reality

Updated: Jun 17, 2019

Imagine layers of reality, subconscious, dream-worlds, space, and even the history of earth, as fabric squares stacked together in preparation for quilting, Now, imagine a thread woven in and through them all, pulling them together and connecting them so they are one intertwined piece of existence. Doug Sciorra is that thread. He weaves together a patchwork of family, community, art, hard work, and altered consciousness.

A painting of a man  sitting at a table. He is reaching through reality to a person in a bathtub with candles burning off to the side. There are kittens playing at the man's feet.
Piercing the Veil by D. Sciorra

Doug's art portrays the softness of humanity, the wonder of nature, and the psychedelic meanderings of the subconscious.

Doug's Art page, Ecollection Arts, by D. Sciorra describes his art as," Paintings drawings and photos meant to inspire conversations about life, art, and philosophy. " When I interviewed Doug, conversations about life, art, and philosophy were easy to come by. While I was prepared to ask questions about his life, inspirations, and specific art pieces, our interview quickly went down the rabbit hole; discussions turned to dinosaurs, Santa Claus, and the plausibility of reality. Like Doug's art, his conversation has many layers and unexpected twists.

Cover art for a Progressive Metal Album
Conscienca Ex Machina: Lost at Astral Sea

Doug's art will soon be featured as the album cover for Conscienca Ex Machina: Lost at Astral Sea by Canadian artist, Alec Nepute. You can pre-purchase this album here.

For the next few weeks, you can see Doug's artwork in person at his show in Hornell, NY. He is the Hornell Area Arts Council "Artist of the Month" at Steuben Trust's Bank Gallery in their Hornell branch.

Doug Sciorra stand next to a bookcase at Brandy's Cup of Joe.
Doug Sciorra: Artist and Contemplater

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